|[June 18, 2014]
Skillz Granted Two New Patents
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
the world's premier cash competition platform for mobile games, today
announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued
two new patents: U.S. Patent 8,414,387 which relates to a peer-to-peer
software platform that enables wagering on online skill-based games and
U.S. Patent 8,715,077 which relates to dynamic advertising based on
gameplay and wagering on online skill-based games. Skillz has exclusive
rights to both patented technologies.
Offline cash competitions are a celebrated part of American culture in
the form of marathons, bowling leagues, spelling bees, chess
tournaments, and rodeos. Online cash competitions have been rapidly
gaining popularity with the rise of eSports. Skillz is the first company
to invent a technology that facilitates eSports for everyone by bringing
these types of skill gaming competitions to mobile.
"As the market for cash competitions in eSports continues to grow, we're
proud to have invented a technology that enables mobile game developers
to profitably offer eSports cash competitions in their games. Skillz
helps game developers build sustainable businesses while simultaneously
enabling players to compete," said Andrew Paradise, Founder and CEO of
Skillz. "We're working tirelessly to create a better world for both
gamers and developers and are thrilled to have our intellectual property
By inventing the world's first cash competition platform for mobile
games (U.S. Patent 8,414,387), Skillz has patented the only technology
that drives revenue for game studios while enhancing the player
experience. In today's increasingly competitive mobile gaming climate,
this monetization technology attracts gamers, keeps them engaged, and
leads to better app store reviews. Skillz is the monetization solution
mobile game developers have been searching for.
With its second patent (U.S. Patent 8,715,077), Skillz makes eSports
more accessible with dynamic gameplay advertisements that enable players
to see how they would fare against would-be competitors who are already
playing in eSports competitions. The company has several more patents
pending and continues to work toward its mission of enabling eSports for
Players interested in competing can visit: www.skillz.com.
Developers interested in implementing the Skillz SDK can visit: www.skillz.com/developers.
Want to become a Skillz affiliate? Please visit: http://skillz.com/affiliates/
For press materials, please visit: skillz.com/presskit
Skillz is the first company in the world to enable cash competitions in
mobile games. Skillz believes in making mobile games more fun for
players while making game creation more lucrative for developers. Skillz
enables new direct revenue for game developers, while enhancing rather
than interrupting the gamer experience. In skill-based games, a player's
ability rather than luck determines the outcome of the game, making real
money competition legal across 37 states and roughly 75% of the world.
Founded in 2012, the company has offices in San Francisco and Boston.
Skillz has raised $10.3M (News - Alert) in funding led by Atlas Venture and launched
its proprietary platform in April 2013. To learn more, visit www.skillz.com.
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